Time on their hands: pondering the new town clock are Member for McEwen, Rob Mitchell and Rotary president, Bruce Nicholls. ​

THE Mill Street Mall in Kilmore is to receive a town clock – thanks to funding from the Stronger Communities Program and the Southern Mitchell Rotary Club.

Member for McEwen, Rob Mitchell, announced the success of the Southern Mitchell Rotary Club in receiving funding of $8000 through the Stronger Communities Program.

“This funding, matched by in-kind donations and funds raised by local Rotary, will see the addition of a new town landmark, the Kilmore community town clock,” Mr Mitchell said.

“It’s fantastic to see groups such as Southern Mitchell Rotary committed to establishing new history for Kilmore in a way that adds to the town square feel of the Mall.

“By working cohesively with Mitchell Shire Council and other local groups such as the Kilmore Men’s Shed, this walkway through to the new creek precinct is a wonderful collaborative effort, which will be topped off by the clock tower,” Mr Mitchell added.

Mr Mitchell’s office has recommended grants totalling $150,000 a year over three years to support community projects. Local organisations applied for grants from $5000 to $20,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

The aim of the SCP is to fund small capital projects, which deliver social benefits.
“The Stronger Communities Program allows MP’s like myself to work directly with local communities to identify eligible projects and invite applicants to apply,” Mr Mitchell said.